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Funeral of Haldad, Haldar and the Men of Brethil. by steamey Funeral of Haldad, Haldar and the Men of Brethil. by steamey
But in Y.S. 375 Morgoth sent out an Orc-raid that passed to the east of Ered Luin and entered Thargelion by the Dwarf-pass. The Men of the Second House were caught off-guard, and a great part of their people was wiped out. The remnant was gathered under one Haldad and his daughter Haleth and son Haldar; and they held out for days in a stockade until the Noldor rescued them. Impressed by their virtue, Caranthir offered them his lands to live in protected, but Haleth, with her father and brother slain, refused. Next year she led her people first to Estolad (which was already abandoned by the majority of other Edain) and after a time further westward, passing through Nan Dungortheb and coming in Y.S. 391 to the woods of Talath Dirnen. Later many removed to the forest of Brethil, which was a part of Doriath outside the Girdle of Melian, but now was granted to them by Thingol.
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ahappierlife Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
The atmosphere is stunning - sombre, respectful but strong. The clothes are convincing too: ceremonial without being showy. Impressive. Thanks for a treat.
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steamey Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Thank you for your praise Heart 
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Cenomnia Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Nice artwork :) ! Btw, i find that it's strange how your characters seem isolated from each other or from the landscape in many pictures (maybe is it because of your manner to draw ?)...
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steamey Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
You mean that there are no shadows?
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:iconcenomnia:
Cenomnia Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
No, for example in this illustration my impression is due to the "orange line" that surround each character, do you see in a better way what i'm speaking about ? ^^
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steamey Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Oh.Then this is my manner to draw).
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:iconcenomnia:
Cenomnia Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Ok :)
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant!
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steamey Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
He-he)))
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Aida-v Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Super!Fav! :D
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:iconsteamey:
steamey Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Really?Thanks)
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heartofoshun Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
This is absolutely stunning. Beautifully executed and so emotive, the mood is perfect.
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hhimring Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Impressive!
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steamey Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
You think?)
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Elaini-the-Mystic Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Well your art never fails to be impressive. :)
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Neranella Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Marvelous scene. :clap:
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noleme Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Beautiful!
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steamey Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
I hope;)
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aredhelfromtirion Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Awesome, awesome, awesome! I love Haleth's and Caranthir's expresions. The atmosphere of your pictures is wonderful.
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steamey Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Thanks a lot)
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
I like the solemn dignity & gravity of the situation. There was relief but no joy in the intervention of the Elves, and now there must be the funeral of the pitiful remains of Haleth's father and brother, and all the slain clansmen. Haleth looks very proud and queenly here in a self-aware public role. The torchlit scene is excellent, and looks quite authentic. :) 
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steamey Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Thank you. It was not easy)Every time I do more crowded drawings and it's not pleasant because of the amount of work.
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
You are becoming ambitious! :)
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steamey Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I don't know... amaze even myself. I'm a very lazy person.
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Not laz, you just stop to smell all the roses! Or so I tell myself. =P (Razz) 
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oOSulimeOo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
I always understood "those who devoured her kin" as an allusion, meaning that Haleth was left with no bodies to bury after the battle... But your interpretation of this scene is really gorgeous so I might as well change my mind. ^^ 
I love the Haladin as a people more than everyone else in the Silmarillion, let alone Feanor's house maybe. Seeing that somebody has drawn such a stunning image of them makes me happier than I can say.
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steamey Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Oh, really - this could be understood as if there were no bodies for burial. But for some reason I immediately thought about the big "brotherly" mound where reposed all fallen warriors. The mound had to be large, so near Haleth worth Caranthir and and some of his warriors.
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oOSulimeOo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Certainly. ^^
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I dare to say that this scene has never been illustrated before. Great job!
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steamey Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Here's a kiss for you, my love! 
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Amaniwolf Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Wow, really cool. Love the atmosphere and feeling in this. Clap 
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steamey Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Hug 
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